Bible: Psalm 73:10-20

73:10 Therefore they have more than enough food to eat,

and even suck up the water of the sea. 1 

73:11 They say, “How does God know what we do?

Is the sovereign one aware of what goes on? 2 

73:12 Take a good look! This is what the wicked are like, 3 

those who always have it so easy and get richer and richer. 4 

73:13 I concluded, 5  “Surely in vain I have kept my motives 6  pure

and maintained a pure lifestyle. 7 

73:14 I suffer all day long,

and am punished every morning.”

73:15 If I had publicized these thoughts, 8 

I would have betrayed your loyal followers. 9 

73:16 When I tried to make sense of this,

it was troubling to me. 10 

73:17 Then I entered the precincts of God’s temple, 11 

and understood the destiny of the wicked. 12 

73:18 Surely 13  you put them in slippery places;

you bring them down 14  to ruin.

73:19 How desolate they become in a mere moment!

Terrifying judgments make their demise complete! 15 

73:20 They are like a dream after one wakes up. 16 

O Lord, when you awake 17  you will despise them. 18 

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